National Buffalo Wing Festival

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275 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 275 Washington Street, Buffalo Directions
+17168462100
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Report | 17 days ago
Great festival! We came in from Cleveland and had a great time. Everyone was super nice and the food was great! We will be back
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Report | 17 days ago
My family has attended this festival every year since it's inception. It is a tradition in our family that began when our youngest was 7 years old. Over the years the group has expanded to include various friends. Everyone always has a good time
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Report | 18 days ago
Incredible organized event, wonderful venue !
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Report | 16 days ago
We had a great time!!!! We met so many people and even exchanged email addresses with people from Italy!!! It was so much fun and all the people from all over are so so friendly! Entertainment was very good and the bobbing for wings!! You have to go if you can!!!!
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Report | 16 days ago
Best festival I have ever been to. We go every year and travel from out of state to be there.
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In the 2001 movie Osmosis Jones, Bill Murray's character dreams of attending the National Buffalo Wing Festival. Although that made for an amusing plot point, there was a problem: at the time, no such festival existed. When Buffalo native Drew Cerza heard about this oversight, he realized that it was a wrong that needed righting. He threw his inaugural festival that same year, and the rest is meaty, sauce-slathered history. Now, every Labor Day weekend, wing fans flock to Buffalo, and they usually bring their appetites to chow through one million-plus wings over the duration of the festival.

At each festival, restaurant representatives travel to Coca-Cola Field to share their tastiest, hottest sauces with festivalgoers. A select group of buffalo wing purists participate in the festival's traditional and creative sauce competitions, whipping up sauces onstage before serving their concoctions to a panel of local celebrity judges. The sauce-off is one of the festival's many contests, which also include wing eating competitions and bobbing for wings in a pool of blue cheese.

Aside from the many wing-based events, the festival features entertainment ranging from live music to live quiz shows. In 2006, the festival even hosted a wedding, fulfilling every father's fantasy of grabbing a snack as he accompanies his daughter down the aisle.

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